Publications

Prosper Canada collaborates with policy makers, academics and frontline workers to build a base of evidence concerning strategies for action that empower low-income and vulnerable families.

2008
This bilingual paper describes research undertaken to explore effective practices in the delivery and evaluation of financial literacy programs in Canada and abroad, in an effort to contribute to the identification of best practices and innovative delivery.
2008
This bilingual report provides a national perspective of financial literacy products and services for people with disabilities, and identifies gaps and best practices, stressing the need for individualized financial literacy approaches.
2008
This 2008 report explores programs that are available to newcomers and are related to the basics of personal finance. It also identifies gaps in these programs and areas for improvement.
2008
This report presents the 18-month results of the learn$ave pilot program, which was designed to demonstrate how Individual Development Accounts can encourage low-income adults to save.
2008
This summary argues that serious review of the unintended consequences of asset limits within provincial income support policy is needed. More than limiting entry, these rules may be inadvertently increasing dependency by adding to the risks for entry and re-entry into welfare systems.
2007
The ability to make informed financial decisions is essential for basic functioning in Canadian society. This bilingual paper reports on research that explores the ways in which vulnerable consumers prefer to receive financial education, information and advice.
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